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  • Mericke de Ross
    We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats! Mericke
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 1, 2012
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      We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats!

      Mericke

      Begin forwarded message:

      From: "Marti" <macha@...>
      Date: June 1, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
      To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
      Reply-To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com

       

      Among all the wonderful things I missed by not being able to attend May Crown, here's some wonderful news from Maestra Althaia.

      Everyone please congratulate Taradan! She will now be the proud bearer of the Honored Marshal Staff.

      Dame Macha of Mountain Edge known as The Determined
      Kingdom Equestrian Officer, An Tor
      Chief Archer, Shire of Mountain Edge
      Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountain Edge (2011-2012)
      Contingency Deputy to Mistress Tamar the Serene, Seneschal, Shire of Mountain Edge

      From Maestra Althaia:

      Congratulations to HL Taradan banMarca of the Shire of Midhaven for being selected as the Honored Marshal of An Tir for 2012-13. Tara was recognized for her efforts in arranging for practice time, space, and insurance for equestrians in NW Washington. She has been very welcoming to new riders and ground crew, and patient in teaching them the rules of this sport. Tara has worked with her husband Sir Thorkel to transport mounts and equipment for others to use at events, and has often been seen setting up paddocks and games at all hours and in all kinds of weather. Tara was complimented on her patient, kind, and fair attitude, and for placing the safety and well-being of horses, riders, and spectators above all else; allowing so many to enjoy an exciting part of our historical culture.

      Each May Crown the An Tir marshal community recognizes one of its own for their dedication and high quality performance of crucial work which allows others to enjoy the martial activities which are a vital part of the SCA. This is an honor for that individual, but also a symbol of the labor so many volunteers contribute in ways the populace may not always see: setting up fighting areas early in the morning, supervising practices well into the evening, standing for hours in all kinds of weather, and working in far corners of the site or outside of events doing administrative tasks.

      The tradition of the An Tir Honored Marshal began in 2007 at the suggestion of HL Wulfwyn Aethelwulf and HL Daffyd de Duc, in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal. It is based on a custom the Barony of Dragon's Laire has had since approximately 1993.

      This is not an official An Tir award, and there is no title or rank that goes with this honor, only the public recognition from a grateful community, and a beautifully painted staff to use until it is passed to the next recipient.

      The new recipient is selected by the current holder of the honor and the Kingdom Earl Marshal, after receiving input from Their Majesties, the Royalty of the Principalities, and any member of the marshaling and fighting community who wishes to submit their comments. Other criteria:
      All marshals regardless of which discipline they work in, or what part of the Kingdom they live in, should be considered.
      [Note: While holding a Kingdom, Principality, or Regional marshal office, an individual will not be selected for the honor. They are eligible after they step down.]
      Someone does not have to be the "best marshal ever" to be recommended. We are searching for someone who is competent, dedicated, and always striving to do better for the combatants & spectators for the joy of the work itself.

      Honored Marshals have been:
      2007-08 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal.
      2008-09 HL Meri of the Bears. Three Mountains. Armored and youth combat marshal.
      2009-10 HL Peregrine Falconer. Borealis. Armored, youth combat, and siege marshal.
      2010-11 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal. Equestrian ground crew.
      2011-12 HL John de Percy. Wyewood. Archery and armored marshal.

      Please watch for excellent marshaling done around you throughout the year, and submit those names to HL Taradan banMarca next spring for consideration.

      Thank you all for the work you do!

      Maestra Althaia filia Lazari
      Armored & Rapier Marshal / Lists Deputy
      Affiliated with Clan Carn & Dragon's Laire

    • Chesshire Dragon
      Huzzah Taradan!! Congratulations Jann To: shireofmidhaven@yahoogroups.com From: thewakingdragon@hotmail.com Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 05:23:02 -0700 Subject:
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 1, 2012
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        Huzzah Taradan!!  Congratulations
         
        Jann
         

        To: shireofmidhaven@yahoogroups.com
        From: thewakingdragon@...
        Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 05:23:02 -0700
        Subject: [ShireofMidhaven] Fwd: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!




        We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats!

        Mericke

        Begin forwarded message:

        From: "Marti" <macha@...>
        Date: June 1, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
        To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
        Reply-To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com

         
        Among all the wonderful things I missed by not being able to attend May Crown, here's some wonderful news from Maestra Althaia.

        Everyone please congratulate Taradan! She will now be the proud bearer of the Honored Marshal Staff.

        Dame Macha of Mountain Edge known as The Determined
        Kingdom Equestrian Officer, An Tor
        Chief Archer, Shire of Mountain Edge
        Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountain Edge (2011-2012)
        Contingency Deputy to Mistress Tamar the Serene, Seneschal, Shire of Mountain Edge

        From Maestra Althaia:

        Congratulations to HL Taradan banMarca of the Shire of Midhaven for being selected as the Honored Marshal of An Tir for 2012-13. Tara was recognized for her efforts in arranging for practice time, space, and insurance for equestrians in NW Washington. She has been very welcoming to new riders and ground crew, and patient in teaching them the rules of this sport. Tara has worked with her husband Sir Thorkel to transport mounts and equipment for others to use at events, and has often been seen setting up paddocks and games at all hours and in all kinds of weather. Tara was complimented on her patient, kind, and fair attitude, and for placing the safety and well-being of horses, riders, and spectators above all else; allowing so many to enjoy an exciting part of our historical culture.

        Each May Crown the An Tir marshal community recognizes one of its own for their dedication and high quality performance of crucial work which allows others to enjoy the martial activities which are a vital part of the SCA. This is an honor for that individual, but also a symbol of the labor so many volunteers contribute in ways the populace may not always see: setting up fighting areas early in the morning, supervising practices well into the evening, standing for hours in all kinds of weather, and working in far corners of the site or outside of events doing administrative tasks.

        The tradition of the An Tir Honored Marshal began in 2007 at the suggestion of HL Wulfwyn Aethelwulf and HL Daffyd de Duc, in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal. It is based on a custom the Barony of Dragon's Laire has had since approximately 1993.

        This is not an official An Tir award, and there is no title or rank that goes with this honor, only the public recognition from a grateful community, and a beautifully painted staff to use until it is passed to the next recipient.

        The new recipient is selected by the current holder of the honor and the Kingdom Earl Marshal, after receiving input from Their Majesties, the Royalty of the Principalities, and any member of the marshaling and fighting community who wishes to submit their comments. Other criteria:
        All marshals regardless of which discipline they work in, or what part of the Kingdom they live in, should be considered.
        [Note: While holding a Kingdom, Principality, or Regional marshal office, an individual will not be selected for the honor. They are eligible after they step down.]
        Someone does not have to be the "best marshal ever" to be recommended. We are searching for someone who is competent, dedicated, and always striving to do better for the combatants & spectators for the joy of the work itself.

        Honored Marshals have been:
        2007-08 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal.
        2008-09 HL Meri of the Bears. Three Mountains. Armored and youth combat marshal.
        2009-10 HL Peregrine Falconer. Borealis. Armored, youth combat, and siege marshal.
        2010-11 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal. Equestrian ground crew.
        2011-12 HL John de Percy. Wyewood. Archery and armored marshal.

        Please watch for excellent marshaling done around you throughout the year, and submit those names to HL Taradan banMarca next spring for consideration.

        Thank you all for the work you do!

        Maestra Althaia filia Lazari
        Armored & Rapier Marshal / Lists Deputy
        Affiliated with Clan Carn & Dragon's Laire




      • Avelyn de Mowbray
        Congrats Taradan! Avelyn On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Chesshire Dragon
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 1, 2012
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          Congrats Taradan!  

          Avelyn

          On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Chesshire Dragon <chesshiredragon@...> wrote:
           

          Huzzah Taradan!!  Congratulations
           
          Jann
           

          To: shireofmidhaven@yahoogroups.com
          From: thewakingdragon@...
          Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 05:23:02 -0700
          Subject: [ShireofMidhaven] Fwd: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!





          We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats!

          Mericke

          Begin forwarded message:

          From: "Marti" <macha@...>
          Date: June 1, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
          To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
          Reply-To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com

           
          Among all the wonderful things I missed by not being able to attend May Crown, here's some wonderful news from Maestra Althaia.

          Everyone please congratulate Taradan! She will now be the proud bearer of the Honored Marshal Staff.

          Dame Macha of Mountain Edge known as The Determined
          Kingdom Equestrian Officer, An Tor
          Chief Archer, Shire of Mountain Edge
          Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountain Edge (2011-2012)
          Contingency Deputy to Mistress Tamar the Serene, Seneschal, Shire of Mountain Edge

          From Maestra Althaia:

          Congratulations to HL Taradan banMarca of the Shire of Midhaven for being selected as the Honored Marshal of An Tir for 2012-13. Tara was recognized for her efforts in arranging for practice time, space, and insurance for equestrians in NW Washington. She has been very welcoming to new riders and ground crew, and patient in teaching them the rules of this sport. Tara has worked with her husband Sir Thorkel to transport mounts and equipment for others to use at events, and has often been seen setting up paddocks and games at all hours and in all kinds of weather. Tara was complimented on her patient, kind, and fair attitude, and for placing the safety and well-being of horses, riders, and spectators above all else; allowing so many to enjoy an exciting part of our historical culture.

          Each May Crown the An Tir marshal community recognizes one of its own for their dedication and high quality performance of crucial work which allows others to enjoy the martial activities which are a vital part of the SCA. This is an honor for that individual, but also a symbol of the labor so many volunteers contribute in ways the populace may not always see: setting up fighting areas early in the morning, supervising practices well into the evening, standing for hours in all kinds of weather, and working in far corners of the site or outside of events doing administrative tasks.

          The tradition of the An Tir Honored Marshal began in 2007 at the suggestion of HL Wulfwyn Aethelwulf and HL Daffyd de Duc, in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal. It is based on a custom the Barony of Dragon's Laire has had since approximately 1993.

          This is not an official An Tir award, and there is no title or rank that goes with this honor, only the public recognition from a grateful community, and a beautifully painted staff to use until it is passed to the next recipient.

          The new recipient is selected by the current holder of the honor and the Kingdom Earl Marshal, after receiving input from Their Majesties, the Royalty of the Principalities, and any member of the marshaling and fighting community who wishes to submit their comments. Other criteria:
          All marshals regardless of which discipline they work in, or what part of the Kingdom they live in, should be considered.
          [Note: While holding a Kingdom, Principality, or Regional marshal office, an individual will not be selected for the honor. They are eligible after they step down.]
          Someone does not have to be the "best marshal ever" to be recommended. We are searching for someone who is competent, dedicated, and always striving to do better for the combatants & spectators for the joy of the work itself.

          Honored Marshals have been:
          2007-08 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal.
          2008-09 HL Meri of the Bears. Three Mountains. Armored and youth combat marshal.
          2009-10 HL Peregrine Falconer. Borealis. Armored, youth combat, and siege marshal.
          2010-11 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal. Equestrian ground crew.
          2011-12 HL John de Percy. Wyewood. Archery and armored marshal.

          Please watch for excellent marshaling done around you throughout the year, and submit those names to HL Taradan banMarca next spring for consideration.

          Thank you all for the work you do!

          Maestra Althaia filia Lazari
          Armored & Rapier Marshal / Lists Deputy
          Affiliated with Clan Carn & Dragon's Laire







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        • Susan Meyers
          Huzaah to HL Taradan!  This is well deserved. My lady, you have my undying respect for all of you hard work and dedication!   HL Elewyn ferch Emrys
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 1, 2012
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            Huzaah to HL Taradan!  This is well deserved. My lady, you have my undying respect for all of you hard work and dedication!
             
            HL Elewyn ferch Emrys
            Exchequer, Barony of Aquaterra

            --- On Fri, 6/1/12, Mericke de Ross <thewakingdragon@...> wrote:

            From: Mericke de Ross <thewakingdragon@...>
            Subject: [ShireofMidhaven] Fwd: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
            To: "Midhaven List" <shireofmidhaven@yahoogroups.com>
            Date: Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:23 PM

             

            We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats!

            Mericke

            Begin forwarded message:

            From: "Marti" <macha@...>
            Date: June 1, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
            To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
            Reply-To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com

             
            Among all the wonderful things I missed by not being able to attend May Crown, here's some wonderful news from Maestra Althaia.

            Everyone please congratulate Taradan! She will now be the proud bearer of the Honored Marshal Staff.

            Dame Macha of Mountain Edge known as The Determined
            Kingdom Equestrian Officer, An Tor
            Chief Archer, Shire of Mountain Edge
            Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountain Edge (2011-2012)
            Contingency Deputy to Mistress Tamar the Serene, Seneschal, Shire of Mountain Edge

            From Maestra Althaia:

            Congratulations to HL Taradan banMarca of the Shire of Midhaven for being selected as the Honored Marshal of An Tir for 2012-13. Tara was recognized for her efforts in arranging for practice time, space, and insurance for equestrians in NW Washington. She has been very welcoming to new riders and ground crew, and patient in teaching them the rules of this sport. Tara has worked with her husband Sir Thorkel to transport mounts and equipment for others to use at events, and has often been seen setting up paddocks and games at all hours and in all kinds of weather. Tara was complimented on her patient, kind, and fair attitude, and for placing the safety and well-being of horses, riders, and spectators above all else; allowing so many to enjoy an exciting part of our historical culture.

            Each May Crown the An Tir marshal community recognizes one of its own for their dedication and high quality performance of crucial work which allows others to enjoy the martial activities which are a vital part of the SCA. This is an honor for that individual, but also a symbol of the labor so many volunteers contribute in ways the populace may not always see: setting up fighting areas early in the morning, supervising practices well into the evening, standing for hours in all kinds of weather, and working in far corners of the site or outside of events doing administrative tasks.

            The tradition of the An Tir Honored Marshal began in 2007 at the suggestion of HL Wulfwyn Aethelwulf and HL Daffyd de Duc, in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal. It is based on a custom the Barony of Dragon's Laire has had since approximately 1993.

            This is not an official An Tir award, and there is no title or rank that goes with this honor, only the public recognition from a grateful community, and a beautifully painted staff to use until it is passed to the next recipient.

            The new recipient is selected by the current holder of the honor and the Kingdom Earl Marshal, after receiving input from Their Majesties, the Royalty of the Principalities, and any member of the marshaling and fighting community who wishes to submit their comments. Other criteria:
            All marshals regardless of which discipline they work in, or what part of the Kingdom they live in, should be considered.
            [Note: While holding a Kingdom, Principality, or Regional marshal office, an individual will not be selected for the honor. They are eligible after they step down.]
            Someone does not have to be the "best marshal ever" to be recommended. We are searching for someone who is competent, dedicated, and always striving to do better for the combatants & spectators for the joy of the work itself.

            Honored Marshals have been:
            2007-08 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal.
            2008-09 HL Meri of the Bears. Three Mountains. Armored and youth combat marshal.
            2009-10 HL Peregrine Falconer. Borealis. Armored, youth combat, and siege marshal.
            2010-11 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal. Equestrian ground crew.
            2011-12 HL John de Percy. Wyewood. Archery and armored marshal.

            Please watch for excellent marshaling done around you throughout the year, and submit those names to HL Taradan banMarca next spring for consideration.

            Thank you all for the work you do!

            Maestra Althaia filia Lazari
            Armored & Rapier Marshal / Lists Deputy
            Affiliated with Clan Carn & Dragon's Laire

          • Bryson McCloughen
            Congratulations Taradan! Very well deserved! Bryson On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM, Mericke de Ross
            Message 5 of 6 , Jun 1, 2012
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              Congratulations Taradan! Very well deserved!

               Bryson

              On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM, Mericke de Ross <thewakingdragon@...> wrote:
               


              We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats!

              Mericke

              Begin forwarded message:

              From: "Marti" <macha@...>
              Date: June 1, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
              To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
              Reply-To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com

               

              Among all the wonderful things I missed by not being able to attend May Crown, here's some wonderful news from Maestra Althaia.

              Everyone please congratulate Taradan! She will now be the proud bearer of the Honored Marshal Staff.

              Dame Macha of Mountain Edge known as The Determined
              Kingdom Equestrian Officer, An Tor
              Chief Archer, Shire of Mountain Edge
              Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountain Edge (2011-2012)
              Contingency Deputy to Mistress Tamar the Serene, Seneschal, Shire of Mountain Edge

              From Maestra Althaia:

              Congratulations to HL Taradan banMarca of the Shire of Midhaven for being selected as the Honored Marshal of An Tir for 2012-13. Tara was recognized for her efforts in arranging for practice time, space, and insurance for equestrians in NW Washington. She has been very welcoming to new riders and ground crew, and patient in teaching them the rules of this sport. Tara has worked with her husband Sir Thorkel to transport mounts and equipment for others to use at events, and has often been seen setting up paddocks and games at all hours and in all kinds of weather. Tara was complimented on her patient, kind, and fair attitude, and for placing the safety and well-being of horses, riders, and spectators above all else; allowing so many to enjoy an exciting part of our historical culture.

              Each May Crown the An Tir marshal community recognizes one of its own for their dedication and high quality performance of crucial work which allows others to enjoy the martial activities which are a vital part of the SCA. This is an honor for that individual, but also a symbol of the labor so many volunteers contribute in ways the populace may not always see: setting up fighting areas early in the morning, supervising practices well into the evening, standing for hours in all kinds of weather, and working in far corners of the site or outside of events doing administrative tasks.

              The tradition of the An Tir Honored Marshal began in 2007 at the suggestion of HL Wulfwyn Aethelwulf and HL Daffyd de Duc, in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal. It is based on a custom the Barony of Dragon's Laire has had since approximately 1993.

              This is not an official An Tir award, and there is no title or rank that goes with this honor, only the public recognition from a grateful community, and a beautifully painted staff to use until it is passed to the next recipient.

              The new recipient is selected by the current holder of the honor and the Kingdom Earl Marshal, after receiving input from Their Majesties, the Royalty of the Principalities, and any member of the marshaling and fighting community who wishes to submit their comments. Other criteria:
              All marshals regardless of which discipline they work in, or what part of the Kingdom they live in, should be considered.
              [Note: While holding a Kingdom, Principality, or Regional marshal office, an individual will not be selected for the honor. They are eligible after they step down.]
              Someone does not have to be the "best marshal ever" to be recommended. We are searching for someone who is competent, dedicated, and always striving to do better for the combatants & spectators for the joy of the work itself.

              Honored Marshals have been:
              2007-08 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal.
              2008-09 HL Meri of the Bears. Three Mountains. Armored and youth combat marshal.
              2009-10 HL Peregrine Falconer. Borealis. Armored, youth combat, and siege marshal.
              2010-11 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal. Equestrian ground crew.
              2011-12 HL John de Percy. Wyewood. Archery and armored marshal.

              Please watch for excellent marshaling done around you throughout the year, and submit those names to HL Taradan banMarca next spring for consideration.

              Thank you all for the work you do!

              Maestra Althaia filia Lazari
              Armored & Rapier Marshal / Lists Deputy
              Affiliated with Clan Carn & Dragon's Laire


            • blue.eyed.mary
              I am so very happy for An Tirs acknowledgement of the quiet work you do on behalf of Midhaven and beyond. I have heard Sir Thorkel sing your praises many
              Message 6 of 6 , Jun 1, 2012
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                I am so very happy for An Tirs acknowledgement of the quiet work you do on behalf of Midhaven and beyond.  I have heard Sir Thorkel sing your praises many times in regards to your valuable knowledge and skill with the horses.
                I would very much like to add this news to the web site. 
                Hearty congratulations, Taradan, 
                Libuše Makovička
                Webminister,
                Shire of Midhaven

                On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Bryson McCloughen <brysonmcc@...> wrote:
                 

                Congratulations Taradan! Very well deserved!

                 Bryson



                On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM, Mericke de Ross <thewakingdragon@...> wrote:
                 


                We are so proud of you Taradan. Congrats!

                Mericke

                Begin forwarded message:

                From: "Marti" <macha@...>
                Date: June 1, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
                To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: [AnTir-Horse] Huzzah for HL Taradan ban Marca, The Newest Honored Marshal Of An Tir!!!
                Reply-To: AnTir-Horse@yahoogroups.com

                 

                Among all the wonderful things I missed by not being able to attend May Crown, here's some wonderful news from Maestra Althaia.

                Everyone please congratulate Taradan! She will now be the proud bearer of the Honored Marshal Staff.

                Dame Macha of Mountain Edge known as The Determined
                Kingdom Equestrian Officer, An Tor
                Chief Archer, Shire of Mountain Edge
                Equestrian Defender, Shire of Mountain Edge (2011-2012)
                Contingency Deputy to Mistress Tamar the Serene, Seneschal, Shire of Mountain Edge

                From Maestra Althaia:

                Congratulations to HL Taradan banMarca of the Shire of Midhaven for being selected as the Honored Marshal of An Tir for 2012-13. Tara was recognized for her efforts in arranging for practice time, space, and insurance for equestrians in NW Washington. She has been very welcoming to new riders and ground crew, and patient in teaching them the rules of this sport. Tara has worked with her husband Sir Thorkel to transport mounts and equipment for others to use at events, and has often been seen setting up paddocks and games at all hours and in all kinds of weather. Tara was complimented on her patient, kind, and fair attitude, and for placing the safety and well-being of horses, riders, and spectators above all else; allowing so many to enjoy an exciting part of our historical culture.

                Each May Crown the An Tir marshal community recognizes one of its own for their dedication and high quality performance of crucial work which allows others to enjoy the martial activities which are a vital part of the SCA. This is an honor for that individual, but also a symbol of the labor so many volunteers contribute in ways the populace may not always see: setting up fighting areas early in the morning, supervising practices well into the evening, standing for hours in all kinds of weather, and working in far corners of the site or outside of events doing administrative tasks.

                The tradition of the An Tir Honored Marshal began in 2007 at the suggestion of HL Wulfwyn Aethelwulf and HL Daffyd de Duc, in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal. It is based on a custom the Barony of Dragon's Laire has had since approximately 1993.

                This is not an official An Tir award, and there is no title or rank that goes with this honor, only the public recognition from a grateful community, and a beautifully painted staff to use until it is passed to the next recipient.

                The new recipient is selected by the current holder of the honor and the Kingdom Earl Marshal, after receiving input from Their Majesties, the Royalty of the Principalities, and any member of the marshaling and fighting community who wishes to submit their comments. Other criteria:
                All marshals regardless of which discipline they work in, or what part of the Kingdom they live in, should be considered.
                [Note: While holding a Kingdom, Principality, or Regional marshal office, an individual will not be selected for the honor. They are eligible after they step down.]
                Someone does not have to be the "best marshal ever" to be recommended. We are searching for someone who is competent, dedicated, and always striving to do better for the combatants & spectators for the joy of the work itself.

                Honored Marshals have been:
                2007-08 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal.
                2008-09 HL Meri of the Bears. Three Mountains. Armored and youth combat marshal.
                2009-10 HL Peregrine Falconer. Borealis. Armored, youth combat, and siege marshal.
                2010-11 HL Althaia filia Lazari. Dragon's Laire. Armored and rapier marshal. Equestrian ground crew.
                2011-12 HL John de Percy. Wyewood. Archery and armored marshal.

                Please watch for excellent marshaling done around you throughout the year, and submit those names to HL Taradan banMarca next spring for consideration.

                Thank you all for the work you do!

                Maestra Althaia filia Lazari
                Armored & Rapier Marshal / Lists Deputy
                Affiliated with Clan Carn & Dragon's Laire





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